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Creativity is courage

On why creativity ultimately has nothing to do with what we make and everything to do with what living a life of courage makes of us.

Being creative requires a lot of courage.

Creativity requires us to surrender, to risk, to open up.

Creativity draws us out of our selves and into a turbulent, fascinating, loving, hating, unpredictable world full of people who are longing to be touched by the brilliance of people crazy enough to share themselves without knowing if anyone will care.

That’s the thing with creativity:

There’s never a guarantee.

About anything.

No guarantee that anyone will notice, care, hate, love, buy, read, use — connect — with what we’ve poured ourselves out so relentlessly for.

When we breathe life into something, all bets are off.

And that’s the point.

Because creativity isn’t about outcomes, creativity is about courage.

Creativity is about trusting in our inspiration and surrendering to the infinite possible outcomes — before we even start.

Creativity is about believing that there’s purpose in the risk.

The truth is, creativity ultimately has nothing to do with what we make — and everything to do with what living a life of courage makes of us.

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